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Burbank Builders

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MAHA GROUP/FPV
4.6
from 76 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Esprit N.
Verified review

We have worked with MAHA GROUP/FPV a couple times and have never been disappointed, we will certainly use him again.

Custom Creations
4.7
from 49 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa H.
Verified review

Scott did a beautiful job in building a patio cover for us. Very professional and made sure we got exactly what we wanted. Finished job in a timely manner as promised.

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Cota Ventures
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason R.
Verified review

We hired Tim with Cota Ventures to build a fence in our backyard. He was a quarter of the way done when we expressed we wanted it built a different way; he quickly tailored the job to our satisfaction without hesitation. This is an example of excellent customer service. We were so pleased with the fence, we asked for a custom wood and steel gate. Once again, while he was building it, we had ideas that he responded quickly to, making sure we were completely satisfied with the finished project. We are happy with the price and quality of the work. Thanks Tim!

EXCEL CONSTRUCTION LA
4.1
from 49 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Michael F.
Verified review

Excel Construction demolished and remodeled several parts at our house. They did our kitchen, two bathrooms and 2 fireplaces (1 at the formal living room and the second one at our master bedroom). While the people were working at the house they always tried as much as they could to keep the house clean and well organized. This was one of the main things that we truly loved to see because we were living at the house during the remodeling. The kitchen and bathrooms were demolished completely while we were able to use other parts of the house and Eyal who managed this entire work, helped us in all the purchased, communicated with us on a daily basis and each Friday, he gave us a detailed progress report that kept us in the loop of the work. Our home is a lot more than the way we thought or imagined it will become and all of it is definitely because the people that were involved at our house. The office staff were really detailed and professional in regards to all the documents, paperwork, payments etc… She made sure to update us with any news or issues with her department in regards to our remodeling project. The guys who did the actual work (including several sub-contractors), always worked hard and they made sure that everything will fit perfectly and without any mistakes. They were polite, quite, respectful and professional. The finish project is stunning. We strongly recommend them to anyone!

  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Gordon W.
Verified review

Oscar and his crew did an awesome job installing our shower and bath. He gave us a quote and had to do extra work and still charged us the original quote price!! We will definitely hire him again.

Handy Dano Home Improvement
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Karen D.
Verified review

Dan and his team did a great job building and installing 2 new gates and refinishing the back deck. Dan showed up on time, took charge and finished all projects including clean up in a timely manner. I was very satisfied with the jobs he completed, would hire him again and his quote for the work was reasonable!

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Haggerty Construction
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica P.
Verified review

Jay is amazing!!! He came to check out my project and we booked him for the following week. The clients made some last minute changes but he was willing to work an extra day to make sure we finished our deadline. He has a great personality, very knowledgeable, and goes above and beyond. We will definitely be using him again, thank you Jay!

Handyman George
4.6
from 30 reviews
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Mio F.
Verified review

George is great, his response is timely, very punctual for his job with "great quality", he seems to know what he is doing. I have a few properties so I am glad I've found him and I will continue getting his help.

Ryan Handyman
4.6
from 26 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Saori R.
Verified review

Ryan was nice and polite and did a very good job and was very thorough and worked hard until the long job was done.

Thomas Lee Cloud
4.5
from 23 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Steve S.
Verified review

Thomas was a great communicator and did an excellent job building and installing our gate. Plus his pricing was very competitive. We definitely recommend Thomas and plan on using him for future jobs.

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HSD Services
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jezette L.
Verified review

I hired Eldon and HSD Services based on prior reviews, punctuality in setting up estimate and start date, and value for project of painting select rooms/areas inside a home getting ready for rental. We met at the property on Monday, he was hired on Wednesday and ready to begin on Thursday. Due to technical and personal hindrances on my part, they didn't begin until Friday at my request but was understanding and flexible as I added an additional task of painting and hanging closet doors forgot about in the garage. The job was complete within 2 days which was extremely helpful. I highly recommend them and would use them again in the future.

Lynx Construction
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas B.
Verified review

The Egal Construction team was one of the most down-to-earth, honest contractors I've ever hired for a job in our office building. When we ran into an issue, they jumped on fixing it in an impossibly timely manner. Five stars, 10/10, all of the accolades I can give. Hire these guys!

  • 19 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanine H.
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We did a lot of research to find the right contractor to build us a free-standing recreation room. We actually hired a different contractor first, simply based on having the lowest price. What a terrible decision. We quickly came to regret it, and fired that contractor as soon as we could — a costly misjudgment. Even though Owl Construction’s cost was a bit more, though very reasonable, we knew he was the right contractor for us. Guy Hazan of Owl Construction is fantastic. He was so easy to work with. He’s a compassionate listener, and kept us informed and at ease through the entire process. I don’t know much about construction, and had never undergone a project of this size, but Guy was there every step of the way. He explained everything very clearly and addressed any questions or concerns we had from day one to the completion of the project. I also must mention the Amazing Anesta. Anesta is a gem to this company. She kept the communication light and easy, and got the job done. She is responsive, dependable, organized and kind. The final building is stunning. The contractors did such a great job all around. To think what a nightmare it would have been to have continued with that original contractor who bullied and didn’t listen. Owl Construction was absolutely fantastic. I highly recommend them to anyone.

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NXT Design
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda L.
Verified review

I love working with NXT Design. Not only does their team always bring talented designers to the table, but NXT Design can help to solidify an overall brand experience. This was crucial to us as our shared office spaces rely on a strong brand experience in each location. We always hire NXT Design to create the look and feel of all of our offices. They've created a standard for our brand as we continue to expand. NXT Design is also flexible and very easy to work with. They understand branding and design, as well as the construction and development side of it. NXT Design created several craft furniture pieces for us that added a quality custom look we needed. They are also able to assist with quality control of build out of our spaces. We're so grateful for all of their help.

  • 33 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Chris H.
Verified review

Working with Ray was great, he was very professional and courteous. He took the time to understand what we needed and wanted in building a new master bedroom with a full bath plus and extra 1/4 bath and laundry space. Ray produced very detailed plans and met with the city 3 to 4 times in order to satisfy their requirements. He always arrived on time, to our appointed meeting times. We found that the pricing that Ray charged was very reasonable. He was not the lease expensive quoted through Thumtack, but we feel it definitely was the best value. I would highly recommend Ray to my family and friends who may need architectural services.

DMI Construction Inc.
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Larry B.
Verified review

I was looking for a foundation company and came across Dmi Construction. They were very quick in helping house fix the foundation problems. Very quick reliable and fast. Took care of all debris. Any changes requested was done with no questions asked. I would definitely recommend the use of this company.

Interior Design Services
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Tom N.
Verified review

I have worked with many building designers and Reza is unique in that he listens to his clients and tries to incorporate their ideas into a design that is practical and functional. He has an easygoing personality, accommodates changes, and has many contacts in the building trades. He obtained all of the necessary permits for me and helped legalize an unpermitted addition. I will definitely use his services again.

  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
KENNY L.
Verified review

Good experience after a horrible discovery that had been hidden by my solar system installers (Titan Solar and Construction). Glad to know that Titan Solar is no longer in business.

1OAK Remodeling
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Elle K.
Verified review

I recently remodeled my kitchen which included taking out an existing wall and replacing it with a beam in order to create a more open layout. When I first had the idea, I was clueless as to where to begin. Josh from 1OAK came out and gave me an initial price on the plans. I ended up not only having them do my blueprint and engineering and submitting to the city for their approval, but eventually I hired them for the entire job. Im very glad that I did. Not once did I feel hesitant as to whether they were the right company. They showed up on time, were professional, constant customer service and contact from the office, as well as open to my ideas and preferences for colors and materials. They really helped me build my dream kitchen. Im planning on having them come back to remodel my master bathroom in a few months. Wonderful company. Highly recommend.

  • 23 years in business
Lee M.
Verified review

We have worked with Craftsman extensively. Micah has built a custom wall unit/bookshelf, several closets with shelving, cut out an exterior door to our garage, custom floating shelves, a ship lap wall and so many other things. He is really a master woodworker with a great attention to detail. For each project, he thoroughly stepped through the plans so we knew what was happening. He gave us accurate estimates of both time and cost. Micah is also very courteous and kind. He’s a pleasure to have in the house and really thoughtful about being in your space. We are eager for more projects so we can see Micah again soon!

CJS Construction Inc.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Chrisoula S.
Verified review

I have worked with Tino Arteaga as a contractor for 16 years. I have found him and his team to be very professional, responsive and puntual. His team did a great job on our home and many of the commercial retail buildings we manage for Worchell Properties. We are very pleased with his work ethic and excellent job on the remodel of several of the buildings we manage and will continue to use him and his team for all our other jobs. Sincerely, Chrisoula St. Dennis Director of Property Management Worchell Properties

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a general contractor?

When starting a home remodel or new construction project, you will probably hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to take a set of building plans and construct them as outlined. The general contractor may help perform the day-to-day building, or they may just hire workers and oversee all the work activities. In either case, the job of the general contractor is to see that your project gets built.

When you have a building project, ask for bids from various contractors. The bids tell you how much each will charge and what their scope of work will be. Once you have selected a bid, you sign a contract with that general contractor outlining the specifics of the project and the milestones during the project when they will receive payment installments. Once the contract is official, the general contractor will bring in their crew to begin construction. The contractor will manage the workers and subcontractors (anyone who doesn’t work directly for their company but that they need to outsource, like a marble installation pro), order all the materials, obtain work permits, and confirm that all the workers and subcontractors are completing their projects as planned. They typically handle all the payments to the workers and subcontractors, and send you invoice. For all these reasons, it’s also especially important to follow a few smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.  If you are organized and competent to oversee construction projects, and are able to make sure everything is being built properly and meeting code, it’s possible you can be your own general contractor.  

How do architects work?

Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

How do architects charge for their services?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

How do you choose a commercial general contractor?

A commercial contractor provides similar services as a residential general contractor but specializes in working with large-scale projects for businesses, schools, nonprofits, governments and development firms. When researching commercial general contractors, review their portfolio of work and confirm they have ample experience working in the area you need. For example, if you are building a small strip mall, ask if the contractors have experience successfully incorporating all the needed elements such as a parking lot, meeting ADA requirements, accessing the proper permits, and completing work on time.

Once you’ve identified several qualified candidates, request bids for your project and then compare the scope of work with your needs and budget. Your commercial general contractor should oversee design, permitting, construction, materials purchase, and adherence to building code and zoning regulations, as well as sticking to an agreed-upon budget and schedule. It’s important to establish clear communication with your future commercial general contractor, as this will mean a smoother process for everyone. For all these reasons, it’s also especially important to follow a few smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.

What do general contractors charge?

If you’re doing a home remodel, building a new home or embarking on a commercial building project, you’ll hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to oversee and execute construction projects. Each construction project is unique; even two duplicate homes built on lots next door to each other could have different construction costs due to factors like different excavation costs when building the foundation. Since each project is unique, many general contractors make bids on potential construction projects. These bids can then break down to a per square foot cost that encompasses the labor of all the workers needed for the job, materials, the scope of work, and any equipment needed. Materials and finishes make a major difference in your cost per square foot. For example, choosing standard kitchen tiles at $3 per square foot will result in a lower total project cost than imported marble tiles that cost $63 per square foot. Where you live will also affect how much general contractors charge, as labor and the cost to do business can cost less in many regions than in high-cost areas like New York or San Francisco. Here are some examples of average costs general contractors typically charge in various regions:

  • Home addition in San Francisco: $250-$270 per square foot.
  • New home construction in Knoxville, Tennessee: $100-$200 per square foot.
  • Kitchen remodel in Tennessee: $40-$80 per square foot, depending on finishes.
  • Bathroom remodel in Vancouver, Washington: $110-$170 per square foot.

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